Good Afternoon Everybody!
After last night's singing session on Ustream in celebration that the day was at hand to walk again...It has come to pass.... I am able to walk again! YAHOOOOOOOO!
I think I was singing in the car on the way to work this morning! Something I have waited for 6 weeks and three days just makes you want to sing. I asked my friend Mary to take a last snap of me on my now BELOVED and best friend Mr. Trike for documentation purposes. LOL!
Then I scooted over to the MOB (medical office building) that is attached to the hospital where I work to see Doctor B. I think a little humming was involved there too! Next came waiting in the doc's office...That was pure torture as he was running VERY late and I began to think not so positive thoughts like, what if it hasn't healed yet, what if the jumping up and down on the ladder to change out the front porch light was going to bite me in the tail feathers and I wont be able to walk on it for a few more weeks. I was getting nervous!
The nurse called me back and said the glorious words....Take off your boot. Y'all, I know this doesn't quite send you to the happy place it does me, but any chance I can get to take off my boot, I'm a very very happy man! The only time my foot sees the light of day is when I wash it in the morning and take it off for a few moments when I get home from work. Then it's back, strapped in! I must say that sleeping with this behemoth on has been a challenge and wasn't until a few days ago, that I finally found a great position in which to rest. Go figure!
So off it came and an X-Ray taken. Still swollen where the break occurred but much better. I found out that it will probably swell for over a year even though it has healed. Just what the body does....
Doctor B. arrived at the door, greeted me and then asked how it felt. I honestly said, feels great. Then the dear doc took his knuckle and knocked really hard on my ankle bone and stood back for a reaction....Like me belting him in the kisser.. I guess he was trying to see if I was telling the truth...LOL! " How does that feel," he asked...I said it feels like you are knocking on my ankle but no pain...then he did it on my good ankle...He asked if it felt the same. Funny it did. He said good....
This is where the Hallelujah Chorus comes in.....Like some religious miracle worker, he said the words I had been longing to hear...GET UP AND WALK!!!!! Without my boot I asked...Without your boot, he said. He also said, like you haven't tried it already! Smart man me thinks! So, I took off on my fledgling flight across the room...First pins and needles for a short second, then nothing...a bit of pressure, but no pain....I was walking! YAHOOOO! Oh y'all it felt so good!
So, a newer shorter walking boot was issued with directives to walk with it for two weeks and then into an ankle brace with tennis shoes after....So totally thrilled I been singing the whole day long!
My oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Thanks for following this journey with me! You All Rock! I'm going to walk to my studio and create! Can't get any better than that!
The WALKING Gentleman Crafter